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#1 - Naples Yellow
#2 - Winsor Yellow
#3 - French Ultramarine
#4 - Light Red
#5 - Raw Sienna
#6 - Winsor Blue
#7 - CeruleanBlue
#8 - Burnt Umber
#9 - Alizarin Crimson


[LG] - Light Green = #5+ #7
[MG] - Medium Green = #3+ #5
[DG] - Dark Green = #5+ #6
[RG] - Rich Green = #2+ #5 + #6
[ML] - Mauve Lilac = #2+ #9

cw refers to the term "charge with" meaning to introduce a colour into a still wet colour.(Wet-in-wet)
sm refers to the term "small amount"

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Blea Tarn


Application of washes.
This should be quick using as few strokes as possible to cover any area being worked on. A minimal amount of brush-strokes equals greater purity and translucency of colour.
Planning the painting:
Mentally paint the picture before proceeding - analyse the source picture above - and be aware of the colour mixes you are about to apply to each area, try visualising the result. Will the brush you are about to use carry enough colour - have you mixed enough colour - is the mix strong or weak? Try it out on your - trial pad!

The Trees.
Use the three different tones of green to create the shapes in the picture.

The Lake.
Turn the painting so the RH side is at the top. Apply medium strength mix of #7 to half way down the lake - add medium strength mix of #3 into the middle of #7 continuing down - add strong mix of [ML] for the remainder.

The Near Hills.
Apply a mix of [ML] and sm #8 - while still wet
cw a mix of [DG] add #5 to the bottom area of the hills.
The Foreground Rocks.

Raw Sienna plus Neutral Tint
cw a weak mix of #3


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